Here I’d like to present a short Chrometa vs RescueTime comparison. Though these two services do have many things in common, they still serve quite different purposes and I hope that the following table will help you to make your mind in which service is appropriate for you.
|Simplifies time tracking in terms of projects and customers by automatically determining whom you worked for. It especially useful for freelances who work for several projects at a time and having to continuously switch among them.
||Designed to analyze and improve your personal productivity. Offers some productivity metrics and allows to set goals and achieve them. Has nothing to do with hourly rates.
|Helps to distribute your time among the projects you're working on
||Helps to see how productive you were during some period of time
|Automatically binds your working time to the projects judging by the keywords in application titles.
||Allows to assign a productivity level and activity category to each application you use.
|Allows you to create invoices and receive payment through PayPal and LawPay. Each project has its own hourly rate.
||Has nothing to do with finances, but allows you to optimize your time by means of used application and website analysis.
|Integrates with Basecamp, FreshBooks, QuickBooks||Integrates with Beeminder, Zapier, GitHub|
|Will cost you $12 – $29 a month, with 30-day trial period. No free plan.
||Free plan or $9 a month with 14-day trial period.
See also our Time Tracking Software Selection Guide